Where to stream the Oscar Best Picture nominees 2022

This year's Oscar Best Picture nominees range from musical remakes to sci-fi juggernauts. Here's where to watch them all from the comfort of your own couch

TIMOTHEE CHALAMET, DUNE, 2021, ©WARNER BROS. Oscar Best Picture nominees
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It's our favorite season, folks: awards! If you're behind on the Oscar Best Picture nominees 2022, don't fret—the big ceremony is taking place Sunday, March 27, leaving you plenty of time to catch a few award-nominated flicks, especially when you can oh-so-conveniently watch them directly from home.

Yes, this year's batch of Best Picture nominees is all currently available for streaming—not a big surprise, as some of 2021's splashiest titles were powered by streaming platforms like Apple TV+ and HBO Max. Netflix titles alone, including Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog and Ryusuke Hamaguchi's Drive My Car, account for 27 of this year's nominations. 

So it's easier than ever to catch up on these Oscar contenders, whether it's spending a little time with Timothée Chalamet and his perfect, sandstorm-resistant hair in Dune or swooning as Rachel Zegler sings "I Feel Pretty" in Steven Spielberg's new West Side Story adaptation. Here's how to watch the 10 top movies of the year—without leaving your couch. 

Where to stream the Oscar Best Picture nominees 2022:

1. 'Belfast'

The semiautobiographical tale from director Kenneth Branagh focuses on a young boy (newcomer Jude Hill) and his working-class family—Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan and Outlander's Caitríona Balfe play his parents, Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds his grandparents—living in 1960s Northern Ireland during the Troubles. 

Along with Best Picture, the black-and-white charmer is nominated in six other categories, including Best Director, Supporting Actor (Hinds), Supporting Actress (Dench), Original Screenplay, Sound and Song for "Down to Joy" by Van Morrison.

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play and Vudu.

2. 'CODA'

This coming-of-age dramedy from writer-director Sian Heder centers on Ruby (played by a radiant Emilia Jones), a CODA—that's "child of deaf adults"—who struggles to balance helping her family with their fishing business and her own passion for singing. 

Starring a predominantly deaf/non-hearing cast that includes Marlee Matlin (the first deaf actor ever to win an Academy Award, for 1986's Children of a Lesser God) and a scene-stealing Troy Kotsur as Ruby's parents, the film has already made movie history with Kotsur's Supporting Actor nomination, alongside Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay nods. 

Streaming on: Apple TV

3. 'Don't Look Up'

The cast of Don't Look Up, an apocalyptic Netflix dark comedy from director Adam McKay, reads like an Oscars presenter list: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Ariana Grande, Jonah Hill and Tyler Perry, just to name a few. 

A satire on the climate crisis, the film is about what would happen if a planet-destroying comet were headed straight towards Earth. Along with Best Picture, it's up for Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Film Editing.

Streaming on: Netflix

4. 'Drive My Car'

The first Japanese film ever nominated for Best Picture, Drive My Car is also up for Best Director for Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Best International Feature Film and Best Adapted Screenplay. 

The road film follows Yūsuke Kafuku (played by Hidetoshi Nishijima), a theater director reeling from the unexpected death of his wife while working on a stage production of Uncle Vanya in Hiroshima. Needing a chauffeur to take him to and from the theater, he reluctantly meets hired driver Misaki (Tôko Miura), a 20-year-old woman struggling with her own grief, and the two forge an affinity. 

Streaming on: HBO Max

5. 'Dune'

Directed and co-written by Denis Villeneuve, the 2021 remake of the sci-fi epic stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the heir of the noble House Atreides, who is thrust into a deadly war on the harsh desert planet of Arrakis in order to ensure the future of his family and his people. 

Joining Chalamet is an all-star cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Jason Mamoa and Javier Bardem. Dune received a whopping 10 nominations at the 94th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Visual Effects. 

Streaming on: HBO Max

6. 'King Richard'

You already know the legend, now get to know its origins: King Richard follows the life of Richard Williams (Will Smith), the father and coach of world-changing tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, played by Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton, respectively. (The sports-icon sisters serve as executive producers on the film.) 

Smith and Ellis both have received Oscar nominations for their performances in the sports biopic, which is also honored in the Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing and Best Original Song (for "Be Alive" from Beyoncé and Dixson) categories. 

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and YouTube

7. 'Licorice Pizza'

Anchored by two stunning film debuts from Cooper Hoffman (son of the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Alana Haim (of the band Haim), Licorice Pizza centers on the unlikely friendship between 15-year-old child actor Gary Valentine and twenty-something photographer's assistant Alana Kane during the hazy days of the 1970s in Southern California. 

Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn and folk-rocker Tom Waits pop up throughout the retro comedy, which is nominated for three Academy Awards this Sunday: Best Picture as well as Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson. 

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and YouTube

8. 'Nightmare Alley'

Nominated for four Oscars this year—including Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design—this lush psychological thriller comes courtesy of director Guillermo del Toro, based on the classically creepy 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham. 

The noirish Nightmare Alley stars Bradley Cooper as Stan Carlisle, an ambitious but floundering carny who finds success using the "mind-reading" talents of clairvoyant Madame Zeena (played by Toni Collette). However, when he partners with a cunning shrink (Cate Blanchett) to con a dangerous tycoon (Richard Jenkins), it's quickly clear that Stan is the one being tricked. Rooney Mara, Willem Dafoe, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen and David Strathairn also star.  

Streaming on: HBO Max and Hulu

9. 'The Power of the Dog'

Jane Campion was only the second female director ever nominated for an Oscar and with The Power of the Dog, her psychological Western for Netflix, she makes history as the first woman nominated twice in the Best Director category. The film also has the highest number of Oscar nominations this year, at 12, including Best Picture. 

Based on the 1967 Thomas Savage novel of the same name, The Power of the Dog centers on the ranch-owning Burbank brothers in 1920s Montana: gruff cowboy Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the more genteel George (Jesse Plemons), the latter of whom marries and takes in a widow Rose Gordon (Kirsten Dunst) and her teenage son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee)—much to Phil's charged chagrin. It all amounts to a slow-burning power play that touches on themes of masculinity, resentment, grief and sexuality. 

Streaming on: Netflix

10. 'West Side Story'

If there's anyone we would trust to take on a classic as beloved as West Side Story, it'd be Steven Spielberg. This year's effervescent remake of the 1957 Broadway musical and 1961 film adaption stars Rachel Zegler as Maria and Ansel Elgort as Tony, a pair of forbidden teenage lovers à la Romeo and Juliet, hailing from rival street gangs in 1950s New York City. Plus, we're down with any excuse to see Rita Moreno back on the silver screen!

The musical is nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actress for Ariana DeBose, Cinematography, Costume Design, Production Design and Sound. 

Streaming on: Disney+ and HBO Max

Christina Izzo

Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. 

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